From McGarvey, J.W., Sermons delivered in Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, no date), first published 1894. A sermon delivered by J.W. McGarvey at the Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY, 11 June 1893. J.W. (John William) McGarvey (1829-1911) was one of the leading ministers and religious educators of the American Restoration Movement.
McGarvey addresses his subject in a narrative form, beginning with Jesus' promise that Peter would hold the "keys to the kingdom," through Peter's preaching of the first gospel sermon on Pentecost. He then examines the relationship between grace and the conditional nature of humanity's response to the gospel.